1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Lactuca L.
      1. Lactuca ugandensis C.Jeffrey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Perennial herb, the (? annual) stem 0.7–1.5 m high, bearing both leaves and capitula, sparsely setose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 8–9, sessile, elliptic to lanceolate in outline, pinnatilobed, 6.5–30 cm long, 1.5–7 cm wide, base narrowed (in radical leaves) to half-amplexicaul, the lobes obtuse, their margins minutely sinuate-dentate, apex apiculate, setose on the midrib and veins beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula many, in lax panicles; involucre cylindrical, 9–14 mm long; phyllaries 4-seriate, ovate to lanceolate, 2.5–14 mm long, glabrous except for the very apex.
    Florets
    Florets 9–12 per capitulum; corolla bluish white (not seen).
    Fruits
    Achenes reddish brown, narrowly ellipsoid, 6.7–7.3 mm long (including beak), 3-ribbed on each side, beak ± 2 mm long, glabrous or nearly so; pappus white, 5–7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 2100 m
    Distribution
    U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Uganda, Zaïre

    Lactuca ugandensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, A.S. [Th4476], Uganda K000251882 holotype
    Daramola, B. O. [FHI 41079], Cameroon K000027609

    First published in Kew Bull. 18(3): 446 (1966)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lawalrée, Dethier & Gilissen in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae: Cichorioideae: 50, t. 9 (1986).
    • Dethier in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 52: 374 (1982).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 18: 446, fig. 6 (1966).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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